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Community Foundation awards Regional Impact Grants

WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has awarded $91,700 in grants from its Regional Impact Grant program to 22 nonprofit organizations, schools and public agencies for programs that create better quality of life for the region.

Delays plague Amtrak despite track upgrades

WENATCHEE — A boom in freight by rail, coupled with track construction and weather delays have so hobbled Amtrak’s fabled Empire Builder that many riders are spending more time waiting for the train than actually riding it.

Labor dispute continues to squeeze NCW apple exports

WENATCHEE — Just when North Central Washington’s apple industry was hoping for mega-exports from its largest crop in history, millions of boxes of ready-to-ship fruit are threatened with shipping delays in a labor dispute at the state’s major ports.

Tracy Warner | To bicycles, we are friendlier

My bicycle takes a rest during the cold weather. It doesn’t complain, mind you. It is a willing and trustworthy machine, and works as well in a cold November as a blazing July. It’s the pilot who grows shy of starting the day with a frozen face and inoperable fingers.

Members needed for two county boards

WATERVILLE — Douglas County commissioners are seeking applications from county residents willing to serve on either the planning commission or the water conservancy board.

Festival of Trees

Andrea Munoz makes bows for presents that will be placed on the Sunny FM Christmas tree, seen at right. It’s one of 11 trees on display for the 2014 Numerica Festival of Trees that starts today at Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. Free public viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m through Saturday. Other events at the festival include the Gala and a live stream of Holiday Spice at the Wenatchee Convention Center. For more information see

100 years of The Ruby

The Ruby Theatre has changed a bit since first opening in 1914, but has remained a staple in the downtown Chelan community.